In Memoriam: Jerry Rabinowitz, MD, C'73, M'77

October 29, 2018

Dear Faculty, Students, and Staff,

The past 96 hours of news has included a series of hateful acts:  bomb scares, a mass shooting in a synagogue and a shooting at Kroger’s.  These tragedies affect us all deeply. Some of you may have personal connections to these terrible events.  We regret to inform you that the Perelman School of Medicine has a connection to the tragedy in Pittsburgh as we lost a loyal Penn family member - one of the Pittsburgh victims, Dr. Jerry Rabinowitz, was a Penn alumnus:  C'73 and M'77. 

We were very moved to read tributes about Dr. Rabinowitz as an exceptional physician and wanted to share just two with you:

These stories capture the positive impact that Dr. Rabinowitz has had on his patients and community.  PSOM joins Dr. Rabinowitz’s family, his patients, and his community in mourning his untimely and tragic loss.

We share our outrage as well as sadness over these horrific events.

J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD

Robert G. Dunlop Professor of Medicine
Executive Vice President, University of Pennsylvania for the Health System
Dean of the Perelman School of Medicine

Suzi Rose, MD, MSEd

Senior Vice Dean for Medical Education